I got the firearm, two extra Megar ten round magazines out the door for $550. $25.00 for the used grips. They were wanting $895 at the other stores for the Ruger 9mm. Rock Island Armory has lifetime warranty for original purchaser. But like all others say void if you use reloads. Almost forgot, not my first RIA, had one in 38 Super that was a dandy but got tired of chasing cases 20 feet behind and to the right. It is also a loud cartridge to shoot and I already wear hearing aids. But never had any problems in over a thousand rounds.
I watched a Hickok .45 video on the Rock Island and he really gave it praise. Not that he is that great of a gun expert but he did state that for the money, he didn't think you could go wrong. Break it in and give us a report. I think you got a good deal myself Handy.
I recently traded most of my handguns for Rugers. My average Ruger cast me three of my other guns. But I am happy.
The only handguns I wish I didn't trade was my RIA FS1911 GI mode and the M200 revolver. The FS1911 was not near as pretty as the SR1911 nor did it have the embellishments. Kind of like driving a Chevrolet vs a Cadillac I guess. The RIA was a good shooter, I've not even fired the SR1911 yet. I paid just under $400 for my RIA .
I sold my guns to the LGS for store credit. I figure the SR1911 cost me my RIA 1911, my BT380, and a piece of my NEF R92.
Well went to the range today and am very pleased; shot factory hardball, reloads, and hollow points. No problems with any factory or reload ball, no problem with Federal 147 grain Hydra shocks. Didn't want to feed hand loaded hollow points. At end of 200 rounds fed those too.
Well you and the gun made a hole mess out of that target. Looks good to me. Performs that well first time out of the box that is what you want from any new gun. The price is cheap by comparables but the quality of the gun isn't cheap.
Like it a lot but as a full size it is heavier than the 45acp, same size barrel just smaller hole. Course that means little recoil. Just if I was going to wear all day would be in my favorite shoulder holster.
I have more accuracy problems with my SR1911 9mm than I do with my SR1911 .45 cal. The grip is much slimmer and the pistol is lighter even though I have the LW Commander in .45. I just have not shot my 9mm enough to get used to it and need to use it more as every gun has it's own idiosyncrasies. I'm sure that part of it is in my head also. Since my brother came and we fixed my Dillon press I am going to start loading up a bunch of 9mm and really start practicing with it more. This last Sunday my shooting was terrible until I went through 50 rounds and then my hands quit shaking and started to really dial in. Biggest problem I had was adjusting my grip to the lighter/slimmer pistol.